If you are an educator and believe in the power of Storytelling, instill the skill of listening and know the lessons it imparts, you may find this to be a useful tool. If you are a lover of history, languages, the humanities, psychology, sociology, etcetera, you may find this to be a useful tool. If you are a WWII buff, curious and inquisitive, an avid reader or just a life-long-learner, you may find this to be a useful tool. If you just enjoy hearing stories, you may find this to be a useful and enjoyable resource. My hope is that it grows, others add or want to add their stories, the lessons they see and design for others to share and where a more human-to-human connection can be made…
Ciao, io mi chiamo Anna
E' un piacere conoscervi. Nice meeting all of you. I am an Italian teacher in the States and have been teaching for almost 20 years. I love teaching Italian yet Public Education has changed since I started; or it may be that I have changed since I started--maybe a little bit of both. I was granted a sabbatical year to work on a project about my family that metamorphosed into something bigger than my family. It developed into a website called the Story of Silence. It speaks about seven women and the stories they tell about their personal experiences during WW2. I am hoping it can develop further into a resource for teachers of all subjects and for life-long learners in general who believe in the power of Storytelling and its capacity to connect us in the most human of ways. Storytelling lead me to create For the Love of All Things Italian as well. I love Italy and thought this would be another way of sharing Italy with others who have the same passion and love for this breathtakingly beautiful yet unabashedly flawed and enigmatic country--it is what makes Italians so very human. You'll find stories from different areas of Italy I have had personal experiences in; however, I highlight Sicily. It's where I go every year and where a little piece of my heart remains until I return.